Report: Leeds to receive cash windfall, Max Gradel nears Bournemouth transfer

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds are reportedly set to receive a six-figure sum if Max Gradel joins Bournemouth.

According to Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds are poised to receive a six-figure sum as part of a sell-on clause in Max Gradel's contract.

The Ivorian winger, 27, left Elland Road in 2011 having hit 25 goals in 85 games for the Whites, but left to join French side Saint-Etienne.

Now, Gradel is at the peak of his powers having smashed 17 goals for Saint-Etienne last season, and the Yorkshire Evening Post note that the winger is on the verge of a return to English football with newly-promoted Premier League side Bournemouth.

However, Leeds are also poised to benefit from the deal, as the report states that the Whites will receive a six-figure sum as part of a sell-on clause in Gradel's contract.

With a 10% clause in the deal, Leeds are poised to receive an unexpected cash bonus - which could be vital for new manager Uwe Rosler as we enter the final month of the transfer window.

Ironically, if Leeds do receive a monetary boost from Gradel's seemingly imminent deal, then Rosler needs to try and spend the money on a winger - possibly even in the mould of Gradel.

Leeds need pace out wide, and whilst they can't bring Gradel back to Elland Road, Rosler's priority is to bring in a wide man who can cause problems and score goals this coming season.

The extra funds could help Leeds bring in what they need, and set them up for a push towards the play-offs rather than languishing in mid-table.

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